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Widows Unveiled is a reality show that follows five widows who were married to public figures. Now streaming on Showmax, with new episodes every week.
Widows Unveiled follows five widows who were married to public figures. The reality series documents the journeys of each woman from pain to triumph as they navigate the drama and scandal that followed the death of their husbands.
The cast includes PR specialist and marketing professional Lerato Sengadi, the widow of Motswako legend HHP; businesswoman Mpho Tshabalala, the widow of kwaito legend Mandoza; businesswoman Sikelelwa Ngubane, the widow of SAFTA-winning actor Menzi Ngubane; businesswoman Fundiswa Molefe, the widow of businessman John Molefe; and businesswoman Lerato Maphatsoe, the widow of former Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe.
Stream Widows Unveiled now streaming, with new episodes every week.
Find out about the new Showmax
5 things to love about the new Showmax
Here’s a quick summary of everything to love about the new Showmax, including the Premier League mobile plan, unbeatable prices, top international content, and a huge slate of new African Originals.
The new Showmax is revolutionising streaming for Africa
The exciting new Showmax era is driven by Premier League in your pocket, global partnerships for the world’s best international content, and a sizeable investment to increase African Originals by 150%.
The new Showmax launching in February with an incredible content slate
In February 2024, the new Showmax will launch with a brand-new look, new app and entirely new product suite, plus more African Originals and international hits than ever before.
MultiChoice and Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky partner to create leading streaming service in Africa
Partnership offers growth opportunity in Africa, building on MultiChoice’s footprint across 50 markets, its excellent execution track record on the continent and the successful Showmax brand.
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Youngins Season 1 episodes 7-9 recap: Ball games
At the Freshers Ball, Amo cosies up to the principal’s prey, Khaya aces a maths test, and Tumelo gets confused by non-binary love in episodes 7-9 of Showmax Original Youngins.
The Real Housewives of Durban S4: Burying the hatchet
In episode 3 of The Real Housewives of Durban S4, Jojo, Maria, Nonku and Sorisha aim to reconcile their differences.
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Emma van Heyn on Showmax romcom Matilda & Matthys
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Ekhaya Backpackers S1
The Mthembus are an eccentric Soweto-based family who, saddled with their late mother’s debts, open their family home as a backpackers … with hilarious results.
The Showmax Original docuseries The Illuminated explores different religious movements in South Africa. Premieres 6 March 2024.
Must-watch trailer: Showmax Original docuseries The Illuminated
Showmax drops the trailer for The Illuminated, a documentary series exploring South African religious movements that fall outside of the mainstream. Lands 6 March 2024.
The Mommy Club S2 episode 1 recap: Heart-to-hearts chats
In episode 1 of The Mommy Club S2, Mrs Mops opens up about her family’s misfortunes and Ratile introduces a new nanny to the ladies.
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Queens Court S1
Queens Court follows three famous single women seeking love and happiness with the help of power couple Holly and Rodney Peete.
Race to Survive: Alaska
Eight teams of two compete for a $500 000 prize in a 40-day race through dangerous Alaskan terrain in this harrowing competition.
Sunday Sexy Love S1-2
A variety show exploring the relationships of some of SA’s most-loved celebrity couples. Through their love journeys, the show reveals how love comes in different shapes and forms, inspiring our audience to love again.
The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S1-3
The divas are back together, and they’re ready to spill all the tea you can handle.
Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test S1
Celebs face some of the harshest settings in the world, where they take on a series of gruelling training exercises that push them to their limits both mentally and physically in this military training reality series.
Temptation Island USA S5
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Kings of Maskandi S1
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Watch the renowned South African actress Simoné Pretorius in her unforgettable performances in Vir die Voëls, Wonderlus, Stroomop, Hotel, and Die Onderonsie, all streaming on Showmax.
Four wives at war in Gqeberha: The Empire
It’s a mini reunion of The Queen cast, and a power battle between four queens – Zikhona Sodlaka, Zandile Msutwana, Kay Bikitsha, and Akhenime Mfenyana – in Gqeberha: The Empire.
Gqeberha: The Empire S1
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My Name is Reeva
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Grootboom & Sons S1-2
A funeral-home owner hands the family business over to her sons, hoping that they will finally step up, but her estranged sister returns home, with other plans.
Shaka iLembe S1
Set in the 1700s, Shaka iLembe tells the story of the making of the iconic African king.
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The Office S1-9
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Parks and Recreation S1-7
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The Good Doctor S6
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